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2018-2019 GVAHA Hockey Sponsorships Available

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It’s not too early to submit our GVAHA Sponsorship Packet to your workplace or business for planning for next season. Many businesses like planning ahead and including community support when setting budgets for the next year. Download or view Sponsor Packet

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Congratulations to High School Hockey Teams

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Hudsonville, Jenison and Grandville Varsity Hockey teams have been named. GVAHA would like to recognize and congratulate these former GVAHA players for making their respective teams. Hudsonville Clay Griep Quinten DeMyer Sam Boelema Josh Millenbach Jack Beltz Parker Selders Brendan Schaltz Josh Wells Nate Folkert Thaddaeus Waalkes Austin Terpstra Colton Barber Eli Markvluwer Kaleb Goodemoot…

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What to expect at each age in hockey development

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GVAHA follow the USA Hockey Development Model USA Hockey’s age-appropriate, age-specific programming promotes the integration of high-performance cross-ice practices and games into youth hockey. This programming enhances players’ skills, creativity and participation level, while also creating a positive environment for every child to play, love, excel and reach their full potential. There are four main…

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GVAHA stands behind Declaration of Principles from hockey leaders

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On Sept. 6, the NHL, the NHLPA, USA Hockey and 13 other leading hockey organizations from around the world unveiled a Declaration of Principles document that aims to advance policies, programs, and initiatives in making hockey a safe and welcoming environment for everyone. “The principles are ones we’ve always believed in at USA Hockey and…

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Respect the Rink

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GVAHA STARS are blessed to play at one of the nicest, cleanest, and highest rated ice hockey rinks in West Michigan. The staff has worked on making several improvements over the summer at the direction of the new operations manager, Jeff Schmidt. Jeff is a 4-year marine and comes from a maintenance and waste water treatment…

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How To Save Money On Your Hockey Fees

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Do you want to pay less out of pocket for hockey? You can – just by purchasing things you normally would using a program called Scrip. What is Scrip? Scrip is a no-sell fundraiser! It sounds too good to be true, but here is how it works: You order a SCRIP gift card or instant…

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New Goal Tending Coach at GVAHA

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GVAHA is excited to introduce Alex Whitman as our dedicated Goal Tending Coach at GVAHA. Alex will be working on the ice with every GVAHA team throughout the season. He played hockey for 13 years, 10 of which have been spent playing goalie. Alex played for multiple organizations and teams. Most recently for Coach Breazeale…

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GVAHA Season Practice Schedule & Coaching Announcements

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Hockey season starts September 5, 2017 with house hockey evaluations (for squirt only). GVAHA is excited to get back on the ice. Here is a summary of our team practice times and coaching assignments. 6U Cross Ice Tuesday at 6:00-6:50PM and Saturday at 11:00-11:50AM beginning October 3, 2017 Coached by Hockey Directors: Joel Breazeale and…

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Icing Rule Change for 14-and-under Hockey player

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USA Hockey has modified its playing rules for the 14-and-under age classification and all younger age classifications (youth and girls) to no longer legalize icing while a team is shorthanded. Beginning with the 2017-18 season, if a team ices the puck while shorthanded, it will result in a whistle followed by a defensive-zone faceoff. The…

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GVAHA Golf Outing

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September 9, 2017 @ 2:00PM – Shot Gun Start The Meadows at GVSU, Allendale, Michigan Free Hat to First 50 Registered All Proceeds Benefit GVAHA Scholarship Fund The goal of GVAHA scholarship fund is to provide the opportunity for all children who want to play hockey to be given the opportunity to play. The Association…

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2017 Bob’s Butcher Block Meat Sale

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GVAHA is once again holding our summer meat and sub sale with Bob’s Butcher Block in Jenison, Michigan. GVAHA families can stock their freezers with a special selection of beef, brats, pork & chicken to feed their hungry hockey players. Plus, stock up on Bob’s Subs – perfect to pack for a day at the…

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GVAHA Equipment Drive

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GVAHA will be hosting a hockey equipment drive July 24 – September 24 at Georgetown Ice Center. Donate your gently used hockey equipment GVAHA is accepting donations of used hockey gear to replenish the equipment available at Georgetown Ice Center. Each year boys and girls are outfitted in hockey gear at the “Try Hockey For…

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